How to find Reliable Electricians in Calgary?

Troubleshooting electrical problems in your home can be dangerous and tricky. It takes patience for these kinds of tasks, not to mention you need first hand experience and practice in order to do the job correctly. For this reason, you will need to hire a reliable and licensed practitioner. However, as different electricians in Calgary have different specializations and skill levels, you’ll have to note that not all electricians in your area can help with your specific problems.

Below we've outlined the requirements that you need to add to your checklist when hiring electricians.


Hiring electricians who do not possess valid license is very tricky. In Calgary, electrical contractors must hold an Alberta Master Electrician Certificate in order to proceed with new installations and other electrical work in a building that needs to be built or renovated. You also need to check for a City of Calgary business license to ensure that you hire electricians that are familiar with the city’s bylaws. Local electricians in Calgary also need to be City Qualified Tradesmen in order to obtain permits.


Background screening can be both personal and professional although one weighs more than the other. A rough investigation of the company’s portfolio will give you a good idea of what types of jobs they can handle and how many times they’ve successfully done so. For homeowners, going through the electrical company’s reviews in Google, Facebook, HomeStars, or Yelp is usually enough. If you’re struggling to find viable reviews online, you can ask for references from your electrician. This way you’ll get a first-hand opinion from their previous clients.


Going for the cheapest option is always tempting, especially when you’re under a tight budget, but­– as plenty of people say based on their experiences– cheaper doesn’t always mean better. If a quote sounds too good to be true, chances are, it’s not. Spending a little more now may save you hundreds later on.


If you put high importance on certifications, you should put more value on. Accidents are inevitable, and you’ll never know when an electrician will make an extremely costly misstep. Working with ladders and circuits is dangerous and even the best electrical service providers make deadly mistakes sometimes. Keep in mind that you need not to be responsible when an electrician injures him/herself. Ensure that your electrical installer carries sufficient insurance coverage so you can eliminate worrying.

If you ticked off all four necessary requirements on your checklist, you can rest assured that you have everything covered even if something goes wrong. If you're having problems troubleshooting your panels and electronics and need professional help, we hope these tips shed a light on how to better make decisions when choosing the best electrician for your home.

On Point Electric and Controls is an electrical service provider based in Calgary specializing in electrical and smart home installations. Each of our electricians are City of Calgary certified and met the professional and educational requirements upon employment. Book a free consultation with us now regarding your residential needs or reach us via and (587)-319-0966.

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